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Creating An Inviting Yard

I have always been one of those people who loves to create a warm, inviting atmosphere for others, which is why I started looking at landscaping design in the first place. It was incredible to me to see how much of a difference I was able to make by adding a few new plants, and after that first project, I wanted to help other people. I started volunteering to help friends and neighbors do their landscaping, and after a few months, I had developed quite a following. This blog is all about creating a warm, inviting yard through smart landscaping and an eye for detail.

Creating An Inviting Yard

Mistakes That Could Compromise the Health of Your Lawn

by Addison Washington

Ineffective lawn care is one of the most common landscaping mistakes that people will make. Without effective care, a person could find that their lawn may start to become patchy or otherwise less vibrant. Additionally, these mistakes could lead to the homeowner having to pay higher costs for maintaining their lawn.

Improve the Efficiency of Watering Your Lawn

Water the lawn can be an expensive responsibility, but it is also necessary for ensuring that it stays as healthy as possible. Luckily, there are solutions that can allow a homeowner to keep their lawn properly irrigated while also using far less water. For a homeowner that is wanting a permanent irrigation system installed, there are drip irrigation systems that can be installed just below the surface of the soil. These systems can release a small stream of water to the soil so that the roots of the grass will be watered while reducing the amount that is lost to evaporation and ensuring that the water is only applied to the intended areas.

Keep the Grass at the Recommended Height

Cutting the grass too short is another common mistake that can compromise the overall health and appearance of the lawn. When the grass is too short, it may contribute to weeds being able to germinate and take root. Another problem that can occur as a result of cutting the lawn too short is that it may no longer get the energy that it is needing from photosynthesis. This can directly reduce the growth rate of the lawn, and it can even eventually lead to portions of the lawn starting to thin as a result of grass blades dying. Setting your lawnmower to the recommended height for your type of grass can be a simple way of reducing the risk of cutting the grass too short.

Provide Pathing for People to Use

The paths that people will take through the lawn can lead to visible damage occurring to the lawn. In cases where the path is used especially commonly, it can even lead to the grass being killed and the soil underneath being exposed. To minimize the tendency of people to walk on your grass, you may want to install formal paths through the yard. While concrete or asphalt can provide the most durable pathing, loose gravel and paving stones can also be an option that may provide a more rustic look for the property. In addition to this pathing, the placement of edging around the perimeter of the lawn can further discourage people from actively walking on it.

For more information, reach out to a company such as Greenway Lawncare.